Tag Archives: #jan25

Global Protests & Uprisings Maps Time-Lapse

[Audio:? (not needed)] I feel much better about not having been able to keep up with the last few months of protests! Note that this is up to March 7, so the recent unrest in Syria and Libya isn’t reflected. … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Bastille Day

Meanwhile things have been far from quiet in Egypt, if you’ve been paying attention. Last night, protesters stormed Mahabis Namn El Dawla, the headquarters of Egyptian’s secret police. @carwinb and @exiledsurfer have all the goods here: 2011-03-05 BASTILLEDAY in #Egypt, … Continue reading

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#egypt celebrating

Is Mubarak Still President? Congratulations, Egypt: 11/02/2011 @MonaEltahawy on CNN (I’m hoping a transcript becomes available, but she’s basically saying “I’m ECSTATIC!!” 🙂 ) [Audio: English] And in memoriam: Egypt Remembers. Like 0

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U.S. responds to #Egypt’s #jan24 revolution

Perhaps too little, too late and perhaps somewhat after-the-fact self serving, but he says the right things here. Now the question is, what will we do now that we have done talking? We need to support the protesters, the transitional … Continue reading

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viva free #egypt!

Wow… 18 days of peaceful (on the part of the protesters) demonstrations, and Egypt has dislodged its 30 years long dictator. It’s absolutely amazing to watch… I can’t do any of it justice. You owe it to yourselves to witness … Continue reading

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the mote in the rightwingnut’s eye…

There’s a lot of handwringing in right (and some left, for that matter) wing circles in the U.S. that Egypt will wind up some kind of Islamic state due to the Muslim Brotherhood — despite the fact that they are … Continue reading

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Wael Ghonim, the man who broke the Egyptian regime in one interview

[Audio: Arabic; Captions: none; Transcript: see below] I was on twitter when he was interviewed, so the tweets provided live coverage and translation for me. The interview is absolutely heartbreaking, and is translated/transcribed here: Wael @Ghonim (thanks to @exiledsurfer who … Continue reading

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if you read only one article on #egypt today…

Look at this one: Mubarak’s phantom presidency. It goes a long, LONG way toward illuminating the at times bizarrely contradictory actions of the military, just for starters. Also, in listing the different groups of “police” who are very distinct, with … Continue reading

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egypt: day of departure

Actually, my brain is completely fried after the various long posts I’ve made this week (and I’m in the middle of writing a Wikileaks one), but I wanted to mark the Day of Departure protest in Egypt today. So I … Continue reading

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wikileaks, the internet, egypt: at the edges and intersections

I first want to touch on the importance of communication. Believe me, as a deaf person I am acutely aware of the central place communication has in all of humanity. We are driven to communicate, we must communicate, and we … Continue reading

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egypt: poetry in revolution

In following various tweets and retweets on twitter, I stumbled across this post (below), which I wish I had found when I put up my post yesterday about the girl who led chants in Cairo several days ago. I know … Continue reading

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egypt: no chaos until now

[Audio: unknown; Captions: none; Subtitles: limited description] According to the YouTube upload, Female anti-government protester telling Al Jazeera that they cannot leave the square even if she wanted to – she is crying on air and sounds very scared and … Continue reading

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“Bravest Girl In Egypt”

And tonight’s video clip, in honor of the women in Egypt. The video was posted on Jan. 30 to YouTube, but I’m not sure exactly when it was originally recorded. (I’m unsure if there’s actually any audio with it, but … Continue reading

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for a bit of perspective

I keep looking at the pictures of Tahrir Square, and as someone completely unfamiliar with the streets of Cairo, kept seeing circles in the way people and posters are aligned. So, I dug around a bit and found this: and … Continue reading

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more peaceful protesting #jan25

A protester kisses a police officer during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Like 0

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